Are you looking for a way to keep up with all of the awesome and engaging programs that we offer here at Kitsap Regional Library? Look no further than our new online registration feature!  The Spring 2017 edition of  Inspire will be released soon, but until then you can browse through our online calendar for exciting events near you. To gear up for spring events, I created a guide below for using our new online registration system. Not all events require registration, but for those that do, I recommend using this guide to make registering for the events online a breeze!  I also wanted to share that if you do not have access to the internet outside of the library, you can also get in touch with us either over the phone or in person and any of our library staff can sign you up. You can visit any of our 9 locations for online registration help in person, or even make an appointment with a librarian for extra assistance.

Online Registration 101

Start at KRL.org, and take a look at the calendar. Click on “What’s Going On” or go directly to http://www.krl.org/classes-events

From this view, you can narrow the events by location (Bainbridge Island, Downtown Bremerton, Port Orchard and more.) You can also search by event type and by age!

Once you locate an event that you are interested in registering for, look in the event description for the “Call or register online” link.   When you fill out the registration and submit it to the library, you’ll be able to sign up for confirmations, reminders, and more. You can connect your registration to a phone number or email for up to the minute alerts. And if you ever miss your chance to sign up early for an event, the online registration system also has a handy waitlist feature.

Registering online is just one way your library is working for you. If you have any special needs to share with the library before a program, there is also a space to communicate with us on the registration page. The online system will automatically update you with information and reminders about the event that you register for, and it will also provide information for you if you need to contact us. For most spring programs, online registration opens on February 15th! We look forward to seeing you at a library program near you!

Here are just a few of the opportunities you can look forward to registering for around the Puget Sound:

Adults:

 

Meet the Author: Garth Stein | Saturday March 4 – from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
Port Orchard

As part of the Kitsap Regional Library's One Book One Community events, author Garth Stein will speak about his book "A Sudden Light" followed by a Q&A session and book signing.  Books will be available for purchase at this event.

Mason Jar Planters | Saturday March 25 – from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Silverdale

Paint a mason jar with chalkboard paint and then turn it into a functional herb planter to sit on your windowsill! Registration required.

Farm Tour |  Monday, April 10 – from 5:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visit a working mixed agriculture Kitsap County farm! Learn what is unique about Pacific Northwest Farming, the ins and outs of sustainability, and get inspired for your own urban agriculture projects! Registration is required. Participants must be over 18 and able to provide their own transportation. Location will be shared after registration is confirmed.

Teens:

Art After Dark 2.0 | Saturday March 25 – from 7p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts

Take over the Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts for a night of interactive and creative activities; Visual Art, Literary Arts, Music, Food and Friends. In partnership with BIMA. Registration required. Grades 9-12.

Be the Source of Change | March 6-10 – from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sylvan Way

Make an impact in your community during Teen Tech Week. Help raise awareness or find a solution to the issues that are important to you. Use technology to express your story. Registration required. Grades 7-12.

 

Kids:

 

Spring Break Camp: Lego Stop Motion | April 3-April 7 – from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sylvan Way

From story boarding to filming, learn how to make short films using Lego stop-motion. No experience necessary.

Science Action Club: Bugs | March 1-May 17 – 3:30 p.m. to  4:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island

Science Action club is a new opportunity for 5-8th graders at the Bainbridge Island Public Library. Developed by the California Academy of Sciences, this 12 week after-school club engages youth in hands-on projects and citizen-science activities focusing on arthropods. In this 12 week session, we will search for bugs on the library grounds, collect specimens and post our discoveries to iNaturalist, a citizen science project and online community for scientists and nature lovers.  We are looking for youth who love science and are full of curiosity for the natural world. Registration required. Registration opens February 15th.  Space is limited to 20 participants. Youth must be able to attend all 12 Wednesday afternoons as the activities build from week to week. 

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